At-Fault vs. No-Fault Divorces

Divorces are typically classified into two categories — fault and no-fault.

Depending on the state you live in and the specific circumstances surrounding your separation, a judge may find one party at fault or neither of the parties at fault in the situation. Knowing the difference between the two is important before seeking an online divorce.

At-Fault Divorce

These types of divorces are not as common as no-fault divorces. Some states do not even recognize them anymore. However, in the states that do, an at-fault divorce results from one spouse filing for based on an identifiable “fault”...


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The definition of a "no fault" divorce

A "no fault" divorce proceeding does not require one spouse to prove that the other spouse committed a wrongdoing. For example, a wrongdoing could be considered one spouse having an extra-marital affair or secretly incurring debt that the other spouse did not agree to.


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